Langhe, Piemonte, February
Welcome to Monforte d’Alba, a village of 2,000 inhabitants within in the heart of the Langhe area in Piedmont.
The town is set on a hill of over 500 metres above sea level and it overlooks the great plain of Cuneo. The beauty and the peace of these hills originate great wines that are a splendid match for the delicious traditional cooking of this area.
WELCOME TO MONFORTE, where Barolo is the king of wines and Alba’s white truffle is the prince of the table. Of ancient origin, it is named after the castle that rose on the top of the hill and which was conquered in 1028 by the soldiers sent by the archbishop of Milan to stifle the Cathar heresy that had spread throughout the country. The inhabitants were captured and taken to Milan where there were burned on the stake. The stronghold of Monforte was left uninhabited for many years and that induced that poet Giovanni Berchet to write: “Nobody comes from Monforte, nobody goes to Monforte”. And still today, according to the tradition, it seems to be animated by ghosts and moans and wails can be heard. These are the souls of the Cathars who populated the hill one thousand years ago... The low Langa is a series of hills, of soft slopes covered with vineyards and where imposing medieval fortresses stand: precious treasures scattered throughout the territory that make it one of the most beautiful places in the world. And the Langhe is also heaven for the most demanding palates!Each product that you will meet during this wine and food esperience is excellent: protected and guaranteed by severe regulations in order to protect quality, genuineness and to ensure a constant high standard over time... Have a good trip!!